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Last modified: 27. November 2022
Specialised Training Programmes:
The Department of Foreign Languages offers three specialised training programmes for students with a university or college degree:
Specialised Training Programmes in Translation in Agricultural and Natural Sciences (in English and German languages) (Buda Campus)
Duration of the specialised training programme: 4 semesters, evening programme
Specialised Training Programme in Professional Translation in English and German (Szent István Campus)
Duration of the specialised training programme: 3 semesters, full-time programme
In these specialised training programmes, students will acquire professional skills in translation, interpreting, presentation, ESP/GSP and CAT. The professional translator's certificate is equivalent to an advanced level (level C1) professional foreign language certificate.
Specialised Training Programmes in Professional Foreign Language Communication in English (Szent István Campus)
Duration of the specialised training programme: 2 semesters, evening programme
Students will acquire professional foreign language communication skills in English, related to agricultural and economic sciences. The certificate in professional foreign language communication is equivalent to an advanced level (C1) foreign language certificate.
Teaching foreign languages
The Department of Foreign Languages is committed to ensure that graduating students should acquire high level professional foreign language communication skills both in writing and speaking in at least one foreign language. To this end, full-time students in the bachelor and undivided training programmes receive two hours of compulsory language tuition per week for two years, with a second year of language classes in the field of their specialisation. Students who have not yet passed the required foreign language examinations will be prepared for the relevant foreign language examinations. Students who already hold a foreign language certificate must also attend language courses in the second year.
We offer foreign language courses in English, German and French in five different fields of specialisation, according to students’ degree courses:
foreign language for agriculture,
foreign language for technology,
foreign language for business and economics,
foreign language for pedagogy,
foreign language for the arts.
First-year students complete a placement test at the end of August and are allocated into foreign language groups on the basis of their results.
Students in higher-level vocational training programmes study specialised languages in the first or third semester of their training programmes.
Basic-level language exam for PhD students
The Department of Foreign Languages organises basic-level institutional language examinations in English, German and French twice a year. The basic-level language examination consists of a written and an oral part. The structure and topics of the exam correspond to the modules of the Zöld Út Basic-level Language Examination in Economics, Agriculture and Technology.
Foreign lnguages courses for MATE staff
The Department of Foreign Languages offers foreign language courses in English and German for the staff of MATE. The length of the courses is 6 weeks.